Ash 1 v Mansfield 1

posted Oct 19, 2017, 4:16 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 11:04 AM by Steve Bak ]
Ashfield 1 v Mansfield 1 18.10.17

A minor tremor as Louis suffered his first loss for Ashfield, previously 4.5/5. His game was lost in the opening as Jon Tait played a White line in the French Defence, Rubinstein Variation, which entailed exchanging his Queen for 3 pawns, leaving Louis' position beyond salvage. This early win put Mansfield firmly in the driving seat. Glenn looked closest to hitting back, but could never quite gain an advantage. David's game was closely contested, until Ken won his Queen for a Rook and a Bishop. Steve did well to hold a draw. The game was already lost 1-3 , when Neil Graham was handed a most unlikely win by George in a seemingly dead drawn position.

B Dong             0 v 1     J Tait
G Halfpenny 1/2 v 1/2  J Burnett   
S Burke         1/2 v 1/2 P Ackley
D Levens          0 v 1    K Morrison
N Graham        1 v 0    J Wagenbach

Result  Ashfield 1 v Mansfield 1        2-3